Horizon Auto Center is locally owned and run auto repair and mechanic shop located in Rockwall, TX. In the last 17 years, the auto repair and auto service shop has won more awards than any comparable mechanic shop including “Best Auto Repair in Rockwall/Rowlett” four years in a row. This award is given by the Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go readers.  They have a vast number of services, you  name a service, 100% they have it. You can get everything for your car at their shop!

We know engines and vehicles can be complex, but changing your oil on a consistent basis, which varies depending on the vehicle, is one of the most important auto maintenance procedure to have done on any automobile. Your engine needs oil to run smoothly and avoid developing complicated and possibly expensive issues in the future like engine repairs or even a full engine replacement. By getting your oil changed regularly, you can keep your engine in good condition and provide the best protection for all of your engine’s pieces and bits, which will help ensure a longer life for your engine.

The older the oil is in your car, the more chance there is that you are also driving around with tiny specks of metal in your oil due to the friction caused when your engine is working and running. Horizon Auto Center can perform an oil analysis on your oil to check if there is any current damage or potential to cause damage to the engine.

Oil protects your engine and provides a layer of protection between the moving parts of the engine helping to keep all parts from wearing down. Protecting your engine from corrosion is one of the main reasons why you need to have regular oil changes.

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New oil acts as a cleansing tool to your engine and helps clean dirt and buildup from old motor oil that could potentially damage the engine. Regularly scheduled oil changes will help keep your engine clean and avoid the potentially engine-damaging effects contaminated oil can impose. (The oil filter is the part of the lubrication system which cleans the oil.

When your engine is running well on clean oil, it produces less exhaust emissions. Older vehicles may even burn oil that is degrading, adding even more emissions to the exhaust, making regular oil changes even more of a priority. Regular oil changes contribute to your vehicle’s ability to pass the emissions test.

Many people are unware that oil burns away slowly when they drive their car and the amount of oil that is put into a car during an oil change is not the same amount that stays inside your engine until the next oil change. Horizon Auto Center can show you exactly where your dipstick is located and how to check the levels of your oil on your dipstick; just ask us the next time you have your oil changed.

It can add years to your vehicle life; it really is that simple if you maintain your vehicle well with proper oil changes. Expensive repairs will be fewer and longer between by having regular oil changes, keeping your car on the road where it should be and not inside some mechanic shop. If you maintain your vehicle by scheduling regular oil changes with Horizon Auto Center, you can enjoy driving your vehicle for many years to come.
** Quick tip, if you can’t remember when your last oil change was, chances are you are probably due for one. Call Horizon Auto Center today.

When you go more time between oil changes or put off getting your oil changed, you are causing more friction on parts of the car’s engine. There have been cases where people have blown their engines out completely, but don’t understand why it happened; this is often times because they did not have regular oil changes to help avoid unnecessary friction on the engine.

Regular oil changes help improve fuel efficiency or your miles per gallon (MPG) and help to reduce fuel consumption in general. When it is running well which means overall better gas mileage for your automobile and extra money in your pocket, your engine uses fuel more efficiently. The investment you make in regular oil changes will translate into fuel savings over the life of your vehicle.

New oil acts as a cleansing tool to your engine and helps clean dirt and buildup from old motor oil that could potentially damage the engine. Oil sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by the oil gelling or solidifying, usually at temperatures lower than 100 degrees. Many people are unware that oil burns away slowly when they drive their car and the amount of oil that is put into a car during an oil change is not the same amount that stays inside your engine until the next oil change. Low oil levels can mean there are a number of potential issues such as, but not limiting to leaking oil in other areas of the car, or burning oil in your car’s engine. We can help guide you through the process of picking between synthetic or conventional oil, high mileage or diesel, and even the right oil filter and make sure the best oil for your vehicle and your needs is used.

Low oil levels can mean there are a number of potential issues such as, but not limiting to leaking oil in other areas of the car, or burning oil in your car’s engine. Or even just a simple leak of oil out of the engine due to a seal leak or washer wearing down. Regular oil changes will identify issues like these before they can do too much damage to your vehicle.

Oil sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by the oil gelling or solidifying, usually at temperatures lower than 100 degrees. Oil sludge can be a major contributor to internal combustion engine problems and can sometimes require the engine to be replaced if the damage is severe. If you’re unsure of what sludgy oil looks like, Horizon Auto Center can show you at your next oil change.

Come to Horizon Auto Center for an oil change to help protect your engine and improve the environment by reducing the carbon put into the air from worn, sludgy oil. We can help guide you through the process of picking between synthetic or conventional oil, high mileage or diesel, and even the right oil filter and make sure the best oil for your vehicle and your needs is used.